The National Primary Health Care Development Agency, (NPHCDA), announced the flag-off ceremony for Covid-19 vaccination in Nigeria.
The vaccines were administered at the National Hospital Abuja, in an event chaired by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, (SGF) and Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19, Boss Mustapha, and reported by the NPHCDA on social media.
According to reports, one Dr. Cyprian Ngon was the first to receive the vaccine. He led the first set of health workers, including Nurse Faith E. Eragbai, Dr. Nuru Joseph and Dr. Thairu Yunusa to receive the vaccine.
Speaking about the flag-off of the vaccination, the NPHCDA boss, Dr. Faisal Shu’aib said: “It’s a momentous occasion today as we administer the first dose to one of our foremost frontline Medical Doctors in the fight against COVID-19. The vaccines we are administering today are safe and effective”.
Recall that the first batch of the COVAX AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccines arrived in Nigeria on Tuesday, in Abuja. The Federal Government had announced that President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo will receive shots of AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccines on Saturday to demonstrate vaccine safety to the public.
Present at the ceremony were a host of dignitaries.